A mobile court sentenced two youths to two-year imprisonment as they were caught selling fake vaccine to prevent coronavirus spread at Kendua in Tangail on Thursday afternoon.
The mobile court, led by Kendua upazila nirbahi officer Al Imran Ruhul Islam, gave the punishment.
The offenders are Rubel Mia, a resident of Ishwarganj in Mymensingh, and Rashedul Islam of Phulbari in Mymensingh.
Kendua police station’s officer-in-charge Rasheduzzaman, who was also a part of the mobile court, said that the offenders were using public announcement system to sell the fake medicine at Gonda Bazar.
He said that the fake medicines, which came in oil and powder forms, were marketed as herbal medicine manufactured by CPHD Ayurvedik Limited.
Each package was sold at Tk 500, said the OC.
Rashed said that the offenders were sent to jail on Friday morning.
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